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Flooding and business

What to do in the event of a flood

During a flood

  • Avoid driving or walking through flood water – these are the main causes of death during floods. Flood water may be deeper or faster flowing than you think and contain hidden snags and debris. Crossing flooded bridges is dangerous and should not be attempted
  • Keep listening to a local radio station for further information and advice
  • Keep in contact with neighbouring business premises
  • Be prepared to evacuate if advised
  • Turn off the electricity, gas and water as you leave

When you evacuate


Be ready to leave quickly after being advised of likely flooding. You must leave well before roads to high ground are closed by flood water. If you remain you risk being trapped in fast-flowing, debris laden water.